January 26, 2019

WSPTA Testimony on HB 1139 regarding the teacher shortage

On January 24, 2019, Jen Flood, the advocacy chair for the Mercer Island Council PTA testified in favor of HB 1139 to the House Education Committee.

HB 1139, Expanding the Current and Future Educator Workforce Supply, aligns with one of our top five legislative priorities, “Strategies to Address the Teacher Shortage,” as voted on by our members.

Jen is a parent of three children in elementary, middle, and high school and has seen the effects of the teacher shortage in her children’s schools. She states that what is needed is a “comprehensive approach to increase the teacher pipeline and improve the diversity of the work force.”

Category: Advocacy , Legislative

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